Category: Travel

Cheaper and Worthwhile Things to Buy in JB, and How to Get There

We all know there are many things that are cheaper across the causeway in JB (Johor Bahru), but to get there requires at least 1 hour (and sometimes, 3 hours) of travel through the immigration checkpoint. Considering the time and effort involved, I’m always on the lookout for faster, cheaper, and more convenient ways to make the journey. And because I can’t have a carload of goods to bring back home with me (mainly because I don’t have a car), I have to be selective on what I buy that would justify the trip there. Here’s what I do.

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The New Sharing Economy: How You Can Save Money and the Environment at the Same Time

The more we share, the more we have.
The more we share, the more we have.

We were all taught at a young age to share with others. Yet as we became adults, individual ownership and being self-sufficient were considered more desirable and noteworthy. As a person who once lived the American lifestyle, I feel ashamed to have lived so wastefully. I had owned so many items that were only used a few times a year, such as power tools, a sewing machine, a ladder, snowboards, bicycles, and a guest bedroom. These things spent much more time gathering dust, than being put to use. (more…)

Free MRT Travel for Early Risers Extended for Another Year

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Travel early to travel for free (and it’s less crowded too!)

Early risers who have been enjoying free travel to the 18 designated MRT stations before 7:45am will continue to enjoy free fares for another year (till 23 June 2015). Those who tap out between 7:45am and 8am will also continue to get a 50 cent discount to these 18 stations. And to really help encourage you to shift your morning commute, for the next 3 Fridays (16, 23, & 30 May), Ya Kun Kaya Toast will be giving out free breakfast vouchers worth $4.60. (more…)